05 Mar 2021 3:07 PM +00:00

Hogwarts Legacy Lead Designer Leavitt has left it

Troy Leavitt, the Lead Designer on Hogwarts Legacy, has decided to leave it.

Following the controversy around his YouTube Channel and general opinions on women and the LGBTQ+ community, Troy Leavitt has left Avalanche Studios and quit the Hogwarts Legacy project.

This comes just days after developers working on the project spoke to Bloomberg about their struggle to include Trans characters in-game and the trans options available in the game's character creation.

READ MORE: Hogwarts Legacy and Trans Representation: Why It Matters

Below, we have everything you need to know about Hogwarts Legacy and its' Ex-Lead Designer.

Leavitt Out, Yeah?

After coming under fire for his YouTube Channel, which has expressed support for the GamerGate movement and downplayed workplace sexual harassment, Leavitt has used Twitter to announce that he is leaving the Hogwarts Legacy project and will no longer be Lead Designer on the title.

Leavitt reportedly has "nothing but good things to say about the game, the dev team, and WB Games". However, is this going to be a mutual feeling?

You can check out the Tweet below:

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What is interesting is that in a follow-up Tweet, Leavitt clarified that it was his decision and that he felt "absolutely secure in [his] position".

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What does this mean for Hogwarts Legacy though?

Hogwarts Legacy Controversies

This isn't the only instance of controversy surrounding Hogwarts Legacy, a game so many people are anticipating.

Despite the fact that J.K. Rowling isn't directly involved with Hogwarts Legacy, her comments that reinforce transphobic views caused a lot of issues for the title. Primarily because she is still profiting from Hogwarts Legacy, due to their use of her IP.

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In addition to this, WB Interactive's President previously refused to criticise J.K. Rowling when asked in regards to her Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist views.

This only drew further complaints from fans and dented the publisher's reputation substantially.

READ MORE: Hogwarts Legacy Delay: Everything We Know

Hogwarts Legacy is currently scheduled for a 2022 release with an unconfirmed date.

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